Odds & Ends: Tony Winners Join Renee Elise Goldsberry in Lacks & More

first_img View Comments It’s all love on Younger. @sfosternyc @HilaryDuff #YoungerTVhttps://t.co/AJ9PMfSeBc— #YoungerTV (@YoungerTV) August 11, 2016 Renée Elise Goldsberry(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)center_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today. Six Tony Winners Join Renée Elise Goldsberry in LacksTony winners Adriane Lenox, Reed Birney, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Roger Robinson, Courtney B. Vance and Leslie Uggams, as well as John Douglas Thompson, have all been tapped for HBO Films’ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. According to Deadline, they will team up with the previously reported Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry and Oprah Winfrey in the project from Tony winner George C. Wolfe. Based on Rebecca Skloot’s bestselling nonfiction book of the same name, it follows the true story of Lacks (Goldsberry), an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.Kelli O’Hara & Will Chase Board Kiss Me, Kate BenefitTony winner Kelli O’Hara and Tony nominee (and current Something Rotten! star) Will Chase will headline a benefit concert reading of Kiss Me, Kate for Roundabout Theatre Company. The one-night-only event, directed by Roundabout Artistic Director Scott Ellis, is set for December 12 at Studio 54. The pair of stage favorites will take on the classic roles of Lilli Vanessi and Fred Graham, last played on Broadway by Marin Mazzie (who recently stepped in for O’Hara in The King and I) and Brian Stokes Mitchell, respectively. Time to brush up your Shakespeare—and Cole Porter!Supergirl & The Flash Set for Musical CrossoverThis sounds like a musical match made in TV heaven! The CW’s Supergirl and The Flash will join forces for a two-part episode. “Yes, there will be a musical crossover,” TV Land reports executive producer Greg Berlanti saying at a press event. “There’s going to be a musical pair of episodes in the back half of the year between Supergirl and The Flash.” Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan is, of course, a stalwart of Supergirl, along with Glee alum Melissa Benoist and Tony-winning mom-to-be Laura Benanti. Meanwhile, over at The Flash, Jesse L. Martin is a Broadway alum and Grant Gustin has also been on Glee. They’ll sing mostly preexisting songs and we can’t wait!Sutton Foster & Hilary Duff Feel the LoveTwo-time Tony winner Sutton Foster has a big fan in her Younger co-star, Hilary Duff. “We like each other,” enthused Duff. “I think that I get to learn watching Sutton. She never ceases to amaze me sometimes with the choices that she makes.” Check out their mutual love fest below. The third season of the hit TV Land series will premiere on September 28; it has already been renewed for a fourth.last_img read more

Mountain Mama: Is it Safe to Take a Four-Year Old Sailing?

first_imgI’m a worrier by nature. Ever since I was little, I could imagine disasters unfolding with perfect clarity. Sitting at the top of a Ferris wheel, I would think about the rusted bolt that was about to give out, sending me careening toward the sticky pavement a hundred feet below. I rehearsed a fire escape plan and slept with my favorite dolls packed in my backpack, ready to grab when the first flames set off the fire alarm.The other night I woke up in a cold sweat from a nightmare that my four-year-old son, Tobin, fell overboard. I could see his head bob up and down with the choppy waves and turned the boat around to chase his screams for help. I spent the rest of the day reconsidering our sailing trip. I told myself, I am his mama, the one who is supposed to keep him safe. I shouldn’t be doing this.11794330_10153026808516299_573206016589049849_oI reminded myself about the precautions – the harness Tobin will wear that will be clipped to the cockpit to make sure he stays on the boat; the life vest he’ll wear any time he’s on the dinghy or a dock; and the marine lifeline netting that we’ll put around the boat to close the gaps between the lifelines. I’ve even planned for an extra person to make the trip with us, a person whose role under sail with be Tobin-duty.I made a list of all the other items that I’ll use to keep him safe. There’ll be the U.S. Coast Guard approved swim tube for swimming, the UV swimwear with full sleeves, the polarized sunglasses, sun hats, and sunscreen.Still, the question looped in my head. Is it safe to take a four-year old sailing?  Every time, the answer is the same. No. It’s not safe. Neither is it safe to drive in a car or canoe down the river or leave him at day care. The more I thought about it, I realized dangers lurk all around our house. The simple act of living is dangerous. I started wondering whether a parent’s job is really to keep a child safe. Perhaps it’s setting the bar too high. As parents, we do our best to make conditions safe enough. We use car seats and seatbelts and avoid driving when we’re exhausted, but we can’t ensure perfect safety.11425150_10152947919631299_8669906022238351973_o-1Safe enough has to be good enough. We do our kids a disservice by attempting to raise them in a bubble, isolating them from risk and discomfort. Resilience and grit are skills built upon uncomfortable experiences. To nurture our kids’ ability to deal with what comes their way, we must let them have age-appropriate exposure to experiences. We must allow them some small freedoms to explore the world on their own terms.From this vantage point, it’s impossible to know whether it’s safer to stay at home this January than fly to Tortola and sail a boat for a month. I will do my best to keep Tobin safe wherever we go. Instead of dwelling on what might go wrong, I imagine watching the setting sun reflected in his pupils as he stares in awe from the stern. I realize the incredible opportunity to spend thirty days outside with him, conversing with the wind and stars. The more I think about the people we will meet and the places we will see, the more I can’t wait to set sail with Tobin this January!last_img read more

Defense Ministers from the Americas gather in Perú to develop security strategies

first_imgBy Dialogo October 10, 2014 A ‘coordinated response’ to non-traditional threats Defense ministers from 34 countries in the Americas are gathering in Perú to discuss the best ways to protect public safety and promote cooperation among security forces in the Western Hemisphere. They’ll meet at the Eleventh Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas from October 12-14. “In today’s international environment, the importance of this conference rests on reaffirming the Americas as a peaceful place; the American continent, today, is a sanctuary of peace and cooperation among the countries,” said Librado Orozco, director general of international relations at the Peruvian Ministry of Defense and executive secretary of the conference. The defense ministers at the conference will discuss the best ways to meet the challenges their countries face – which include international drug smuggling, terrorism, climate change, illegal mining and logging, civilian assistance during natural disasters, health care provision, and human trafficking. “This forum came to be when democracy and the rule of law were being reborn or reaffirmed,” Orozco said. “At this juncture, the continent is facing threats that go beyond traditional ones. These new threats require that we present a coordinated response as part of a new system for security across the continent.” The first Conference of Defense Ministers was held in 1995 in Williamsburg, Virginia, in the United States. Since then, it has been held every two years at a different site. “It is not often that so many defense ministers can come together to discuss these shared topics, so this is a forum we must use to full advantage to work together, above all on subjects such as the new threats to our security,” said Andrés Gómez de la Torre, an international defense affairs specialist and the former director of Perú’s National Intelligence School. “In our region, the Andean countries have several threats in common, and this forum will help us coordinate a strategy to confront them. The same thing can happen for North American and Central American countries.” center_img This is the first time the conference will be held in Perú; participants will meet in the city of Arequipa, south of Lima. The city will host official delegations from 34 participating countries, as well as the ministers of defense from Spain – Pedro Morenés Eulate – and Portugal – José Pedro Aguiar-Branco. The two European defense ministers will participate as observers. Arequipa is known as the “White City” because many of its buildings were constructed with sillar – white volcanic stone. The city is home to several volcanic cones, such as “El Misti” and “Pichu Pichu.” It is the second-largest city in Peru, with a population of about 852,000 residents. “I appreciate everyone’s cooperation in helping the event achieve the recognition it deserves. Arequipa has qualities that make it ideal as a regular center for international events,” said Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano. The conference will be divided into several sections. All participants will be invited to a general assembly, which will be followed by separate sessions on specific security issues. These sessions will be led by working committees. The next conference is scheduled to be held in Trinidad and Tobago, a site that conference participants are expected to ratify in Arequipa. dialogues that build peace The world should not work based on war weapons. Peace is much better because a lot of money is invested in weapons while thousands of families die of hunger. With the money they spend renewing war fleets why not better build schools universities and hospitals and invest in the education of the students… DEFENSE NEEDS TO BE SMART DURING THESE MODERN TIMES, SO WE SHOULD REVIEW WHO IT IS WE ARE DEFENDING. HUMAN BEINGS WHO ARE MOVING STEADILY TOWARD HUMANIZATION OR DEHUMANIZATION. TAKING MAN’S EVOLUTION INTO ACCOUNT, NOW WE’LL GO ON OR WE’RE IN A PERIOD OF INVOLUTION. BECAUSE WE CAN SEE THAT THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IS COMING TO A PEAK OF DEGENERATING HUMANITY THROUGH ITS HUNGER AND LACK, IN OTHER WORDS, IT IS SYSTEMATICALLY DESTROYING HUMAN HEALTH. THE INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD EATEN ALL OVER THE WORLD, MAINLY SUGAR, FLOUR, OIL, SODAS AND ALL THEIR DERIVATIVE… IS THE SCIENTIFIC WORK ON SUGAR OF MAX BRUKER AND APLETTON OR JOSUE DE CASTRO, INNOCENTLY OR COINCIDENTALLY, FOUND HIDDEN AND FULL OF DUST? TO MENTION THE MANY THAT ARE NOT ON THE SHELVES OF THE BOOKSTORES OR ON THE INTERNET TO WEIGH IN ON THE QUALITY OF THE BOOK, AND INVITE OTHERS TO READ OR NOT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO IT. OUR MINISTERS OF DEFENSE, NOT KNOWING WHOM TO DEFEND, MAYBE THEY’RE SIMPLY PLANNING TO DEFEND THE HUMANITY OF THE CONTINENT, MOST OF WHOM ARE ILL FROM CONSUMING JUNK FOOD.BEFORE ALL, I HUMBLY SUGGEST, TO COME UP WITH A POLICY OF GOOD HUMAN NUTRITION TO SAVE HUMAN HEALTH, WHICH WOULD GIVE US A WISE SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEMS IN THE AMERICAS IN THE MOST CONSCIOUS WAY, WITHOUT FIGHTING AMONG OURSELVES. Conference will be held in the ‘White City’last_img read more

How caring about the Earth saves money

first_imgI used to simply compare the price tags on organic, eco-friendly, sustainable products to ones that weren’t and always chose the cheaper option. Basically, I avoided sustainable items because I wanted to get the best deal.However, once I took a hard look at my spending, I realized that even though I was being cost conscious, buying cheap, disposable items, I wasn’t necessarily saving money. Surprisingly, one thing that really helped me shine a light on the reality of my spending was becoming more earth conscious.Before I shifted my spending choices, I knew garbage was a huge global problem but I didn’t really connect it to my personal spending. It was more abstract. I knew about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. I knew the Great Barrier Reef was all but dead. I knew marine animals were getting stuck in plastic we dumped into the ocean. But I blamed large corporations, and heavy polluting industries, not my individual choices.For so long, I was ignoring this issue and I now feel guilty because I should have been taking more responsibility for my actions and how they contribute to this huge problem. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Willie Mullins relies on Saint Roi in Morgiana | Racing News

first_imgPaul Nolan’s exciting recruit Latest Exhibition is among seven runners for the Liam And Valerie Florida Pearl Novice Chase.Runner-up in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham, the seven-year-old made a winning debut over fences over this course and distance last month.Among his rivals are Tom Mullins’ mare Court Maid, winner of both her starts over fences, and Pencilfulloflead and Run Wild Free from the Elliott stable.- Advertisement – Mullins withdrew his other entry, last year’s winner Saldier, at the 48-hour final declaration stage – leaving a field of five on Sunday.Abacadabras, runner-up in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, represents Gordon Elliott – while Jessica Harrington runs three-time Grade One scorer Supasundae.Coeur Sublime and Jason The Militant complete the quintet.- Advertisement – Willie Mullins relies on Saint Roi to give him a 10th consecutive win in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.Saint Roi burst on the scene with victory in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and followed up with a successful seasonal debut at Tipperary last month.- Advertisement – Elliott’s Fury Road, who was a nose behínd Latest Exhibition in the Albert Bartlett, reappears in the Unibet 1000th Race Celebration Hurdle.A five-strong line-up includes Henry de Bromhead’s Baptism Of Fire and Ted Walsh’s Dewcup.Magic Of Light, a late withdrawal over fences at Clonmel on Thursday, is one of five runners for the Frontline Security Grabel Mares Hurdle.Jessica Harrington’s 2019 Grand National runner-up faces Buildmeupbuttercup and Elimay from the Mullins camp. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Blackstone to raise £666m to buy up European property

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The worldwide wed

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Italy pledges global ‘response’ to help Lebanon

first_imgHe referred to Thursday’s announcement by French President Emmanuel Macron of a global aid conference for Lebanon in coming days.Lebanon was already undergoing a devastating economic crisis roiled by political turmoil and rising coronavirus cases when the disaster occurred.”From our point of view, helping a friendly country like Lebanon also means curtailing instability that risks having effects on migration,” said Di Maio.Italy’s humanitarian flight to Beirut, previously announced by the foreign ministry, carried medical equipment such as surgical and trauma kits.  On Wednesday, Italy sent experts in several fields as well as firefighters and soldiers specialized in structural damage.The death toll from the disaster is expected to rise as rescue workers continue to dig through the city’s rubble. Topics :center_img Italy’s foreign minister on Thursday pledged an “international response” to help Lebanon following a deadly blast that killed at least 149 people and injured thousands. Italy has already sent specialists, firefighters and over eight tons of humanitarian aid to Beirut, where a stockpile of ammonium nitrate in a port warehouse sparked a massive blast on Tuesday. “There will certainly be an international response and I am happy that countries like France are at the forefront in helping Lebanon,” Luigi Di Maio told AFP in an interview. last_img read more

Denmark’s Industriens invests in first Danish PPP project

first_imgWhen the property is finished in 2015, Industriens will take over the PPP company.Henrik Nøhr Poulsen, head of equities at Industriens, told IPE the pension fund would make a 5% annual return on the investment.“PPP projects differ a lot from project to project,” he said.“This is more like a real estate project with a government entity as the tenant, and the return reflects that.”Because Industriens’ risk in the project is extremely low, this return should be compared with that of Danish government bonds, which are currently yielding 2%, Nøhr Poulsen said.KPC is bearing the construction risk, while subsequent operations and maintenance risk will be fairly limited, he said.The agreement with the local authority runs for 10 years and can be extended for a further four years.Laila Mortensen, Industriens’ managing director, said: “The partnership makes it possible to construct a higher-quality building, which, therefore, has lower operating costs.”At the same time, the pension fund is securing a stable return for its members over a long period, she said.The hospital construction project was Industriens’ first PPP project in Denmark, the fund said.“We are glad that more PPP projects are now starting to happen in Denmark, and we would like to be involved in more of them, when projects reflect the risk we are taking and there is the prospect of getting a reasonable return,” Mortensen said.The agreement is subject to formal approval by the local authority, as well as the commissioning of the finished building. Danish labour-market pension fund Industriens Pension is investing DKK110m (€14.7m) in its first public-private partnership (PPP) project in Denmark.The pension fund said it was providing all the financing for an agreed PPP project between construction firm KPC and Denmark’s Zealand regional council (Region Sjælland) to build and run a new radiotherapy wing at Næstved Hospital.The investment will give the pension fund a 5% return for very low risk, it said.KPC signed an agreement with the local authority in June to build the DKK110m property and then be responsible for operating and maintaining the building, Industriens said.last_img read more

Gold Coast Hinterland property offering buyers the chance to have smashed avo and a house

first_imgThe property at 332 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain, offers house hunters the chance to have their smashed avo and eat it too.MILLIONAIRES have been telling Millennials for years that they can’t have smashed avocado and a house too.But it appears the joke’s on them as a Gold Coast Hinterland property is offering the best of both worlds.Not only does the 0.84ha Tamborine Mountain block have two houses, it is also home to a certified organic avocado farm. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 While the houses aren’t modern and new, Mr Wolf said their character and country charm were rare finds.“(They) are both old Queenslanders,” he said.“They’re very nicely done up and right opposite (restaurant) The Polish Place.”He said they had already had a lot of interest from buyers keen to continue the boutique business.While it offers a good deal, it is likely to be out of a millennial’s budget with an asking price of at least $997,000. The main house has been restored to its former glory.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe owners, who bought the property in 2015, have restored the three-bedroom main house to its former glory while a one-bedroom cottage offers dual living.The avocado orchard surrounding the houses includes about 110 Hass and Fuerte certified organic trees, the products of which are sold from a makeshift stall at the front of the Main Western Rd residence.A variety of citrus trees, a vegetable patch and chicken coop also come with the property.Professionals Serendipity agent Ton Wolf, who is marketing the property with Paul Edwards, said the avocados were popular among locals.“(The owners) are mainly selling them from the front gate because many people come for that,” he said. MORE NEWS: How an apartment fetched a premium price despite price falls It has a quirky character. MORE NEWS: Find Narnia without stepping into the wardrobe A certified organic farm comes with the property.last_img read more